Three-time US Olympic champion Sprinter Bobby Joe Morrow passed away. He was 84 years old.
Morrow died on Saturday in San Benito, Texas. He died of natural causes, according to published reports.
Morrow won a gold medal at the 100 and 200 meters distances at the 1956 Games in Melbourne, Australia. He also anchored a 400-meter relay team.
Morrow’s time of 20.6 seconds out of 200 corresponded to the world record of that time.
He was named Sports Athlete of the Year by Sports Illustrated at the end of the year. Morrow was inducted into the National Athletics Hall of Fame in 1989.
During his Olympic performance, Morrow was a student at Abilene Christian University.
The San Benito High Football Stadium is called Bobby Morrow. He played football in addition to being a track star while attending San Benito High.